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“Anniversary Dinner”
Review of Bastian Contrario

Bastian Contrario
Ranked #1 of 221 Restaurants in Finale Ligure
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Trattoria rustica con menu alla carta e piatti del giorno. Carne, primi, pizze bianche e pesce. 2 forni a legna e selezione di vini. Inoltre abbiamo piatti senza carne o formaggi, ma non siamo organizzati per offrire un menù vegano.
Reviewed 14 August 2016

My husband booked a table for our 10th anniversary. The restaurant is a short cab ride out of Finale Ligure. We were shown to our table, and as we don't speak Italian we were given an English speaking waiter who was incredibly helpful. The waitress who spoke a little English was also very helpful, she took my husband over to where the wine was kept for him to choose a bottle, and she took me over to the desert counter and talked me through all the deserts. For starters the waiter suggested a pizza like bruschetta which was really yummy. For our main we shared a T bone Steak and grilled vegetables. The waiter showed us the best way to eat the steak by preparing our plates with olive oil, salt and pepper, he sliced the meat and left us to enjoy... and enjoy we did. We had a fabulous evening with amazing food and service.

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Thank 552jag49
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We returned to this restaurant after visiting it 4 years ago. Then we liked the atmosphere, and the food. Again now, we were highly impressed by it! Great food - both seafood as well as meat. Great service and nothing beats the atmosphere. They have one waiter that speaks English and is very willing to help. We had focaccia to share as a started, pasta with sea food, mixed grilled fish as a main and all were very, very good. The bubbly house wine is also highly recommended. When leaving the owner offered us a limonicello. Italy at its best!

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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Yes like everyone else it is THAT good!! The staff was very helpful and the big boss was so kind to show us how to correctly eat the dishes :) amazing food amazing atmosphere highly highly recommend!

Thank Zimrat C
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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

After a long day of climbing in Finale Ligure and Capo Noli, this was the perfect place to unwind and enjoy some incredible Italian treats. We arrived around 8:30 and only a few tables were still open, but they did seat us without a reservation. In the high season, definitely call in advance - the whole town has felt very sleepy (in April) but this restaurant was so busy!

We had the octopus salad with tomato and olive oil as our starter, along with a dry sparkling white wine. We also ordered the sesame flatbread and it was simple and delicious! For mains we had black and white ravioli stuffed with branzino, covered in octopus, tomato, and butter. Amazing. And we also tried the local pasta in pesto - big squares of a light airy dough with green beans and a delicious flavor. Dessert was the classic tiramisu and I think I'll dream of the textures, they were so light and airy. Prices were $11-13€ for mains and big portions. Definitely recommend!!! What a great dinner - and the service was amazing. They were kind enough to help us out with English translations and food was prompt. Note: cash only.

Thank Liz_Lemonade
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Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Had an amazing meal and good drinks. Well worth the cab ride inland 2.5 miles. Do yourself a favor and get off the beaten path.

Thank Luke H
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